discontinuous variation (redirected from Natura non facit saltus)
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Variation within a population in which few or no phenotypes fall between the extremes.
discontinuous variation a variation in which different forms of a CHARACTER fall clearly into a particular grouping without overlapping each other, and are often controlled by a small number of major genes. White and red eye colours in fruitflies are an example. See also QUALITATIVE INHERITANCE.